1992 Cannondale M2000 time capsule

Archangel

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Back to the bike, here are some recent photos with the Ritchey tyres on.
Looks like it should be.

M2000 - the top dog of Cannondale's fully rigid MTBs.
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Cannondale fought against the tide that was RapidFire+ for some years by speccing thumbies to its top bikes. It worked as long a the cassette was 7 speed... In 1992 both stem and handlebar were provided by Answer.
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Those dropouts :oops:
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Full Deore XT M735 except for Ritchey Logic cranks & brake levers
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Controversial Force 40 brake system and it's first version. Don't know about the 40% improved braking power though...
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2manyoranges

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That last photo is just sooooo nice. It genuinely looks like a photo from 30 years ago. And it brings back good memories of the high performance that these had at the time. I had a lot of very good days on mine. These things could climb. They excelled at it. This indeed is a Very Nice Thing.
 

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Thanks mate!
Regarding decals, they're easy to obtain from Gil @ Retrodecals (https://www.facebook.com/retrodecals)

The headset is 1 1/4" 'Evolution' size so a bit more rare than the normal 1 1/8" 'Oversize'. However, you should be able to find suitable headsets for it without too much trouble.
 
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